ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Amanda Berry's family in Tennessee heard her voice on Tuesday for the first time since she disappeared from Cleveland's west side in 2003.
On Monday, Berry was found with two other missing women, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, inside a house on Seymour Avenue.
"I didn't know what to say. Best thing that ever happened to me. Best feeling I've ever had," Amanda's dad Johnny Berry said.
Berry grew up in northeast Ohio, but years ago her father moved to Tennessee. That's where her grandparents and some of her cousins live.
"Told me to take care of our papa and said we loved each other I don't know how many times, and that we would talk more later," said Amanda Berry's cousin Crystal Milton.
She said the news that Berry was alive hit her like a wall last night.
"Just screaming and crying; just all kids of emotions at once," Milton said.
Those emotions were never more visible than when Berry's grandmother Fern Gentry spoke to the once-missing teen.
"I'm glad to have you back," Gentry said to Berry.
"I'm glad to be back," Berry said.
"I thought you were gone."
"Nope, I'm here."
Berry told her grandmother that the girl in the hospital photo is her daughter, 6-year-old Jocelyn. Police said they believe one of the suspects is the girl's father.
ABC News reported that Berry had been homeschooling her daughter and police said she was proud to show them one of her daughter's drawings.
A local woman remembers her own ordeal after watching Michelle Knight speak on a national TV program.
Cleveland-area residents reacted to Michelle Knight's first interview since she escaped from Ariel Castro's home, where she was held in captivity for 11 years.
Michelle Knight, who was held captive by Ariel Castro for 11 years, revealed details of what happened to her inside the convicted rapist and kidnapper's home in a national TV interview with Dr. Phil Tuesday.
An Ohio prison guard has resigned after an investigation about falsification of logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.
Ohio's prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.
Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post, will write a book for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue.
There are 238 sex offenders who live within a two-mile radius of the former home of late convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro, according to a public records search.
The warden will move from Correctional Reception Center south of Columbus to the same job at Madison Correctional Institution.
An Ohio bill to provide cash reparations and other assistance to the three women held captive in a Cleveland home passed the House Wednesday.